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40 Years After First Ebola Outbreak, Survivors Show Signs They Can Stave Off New Infection


Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks
14-Dec-2017 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Genomic Blood Test Predicts Survival Rates After Surgery for Advanced Heart Failure


An experimental blood test developed at UCLA that uses gene activity data from immune cells was 93 percent accurate in predicting survival rates for people with advanced heart failure who had surgery to implant mechanical circulatory support devices.
13-Dec-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

UCLA Study Finds Link Between Breast Cancer Treatments and Cellular Markers of Aging


A new study has found that women who had received chemotherapy and/or radiation to treat breast cancer were more likely to have high levels of DNA damage and reduced activity of an enzyme involved in chromosome healing, compared to women who...
12-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Uncover Cell Changes Behind Therapy-Resistant Cancers, Call for New Clinical Approaches


A UCLA study in collaboration with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) shows that skin cancer cells could be chemically changed from within to reflexively alter gene expression patterns and intracellular pathways, which allows the cells...
12-Dec-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Reveals How Diabetes in Pregnancy Affects Baby’s Heart


Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered how high glucose levels - whether caused by diabetes or other factors - keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings...
12-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Population of Americans with Alzheimer’s Will More Than Double by 2060, UCLA Study Shows


About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer’s dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year. The findings highlight the need to develop preventive measures that could slow the progression of...
5-Dec-2017 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Medical Note System Could Boost Patients’ Engagement in Their Health Care

In research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, doctors at UCLA Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that patients could benefit if they are invited to co-produce medical notes, called “OurNotes,” with their doctors,...
1-Dec-2017 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

With $6.6 Million Award From PCORI, UCLA Scientists to Study Effectiveness of Strategies Designed to Increase the Use of the HPV Vaccine to Prevent Cancer


UCLA researcher Dr. Roshan Bastani will lead a $6.6 million research study awarded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to investigate the comparative effectiveness of strategies designed to increase receipt of the human...
30-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Here Are the Things Patients Should Be Doing for Their Health, but Aren’t


Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. As we do so, it's important to identify the steps that could have a big impact on our wellness.
8-Dec-2017 8:05 PM EST

Drug Offers New Hope to Fight Relapse in People with Kidney Cancer


7-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST

Hospitalized During the Holidays? It’s Normal to Feel Blue


Being in the hospital can happen any time of the year, but when it occurs during the holidays it can seem pretty unfair.
1-Dec-2017 7:05 PM EST

Holiday Festivities Can Make It Easy to Overdo Alcohol Consumption


The holidays generate both positive and negative emotions, and drinking is one of the methods that people often use to cope.
21-Nov-2017 2:40 PM EST

For Diabetics, Planning Is Key to a Healthy Thanksgiving


For people with diabetes, the keys to enjoying a safe and healthy Thanksgiving dinner are pre-planning and moderation.
3-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Dietitian Explains How Much Halloween Candy Is Too Much for Kids


Dana Hunnes, senior dietitian at UCLA Health, answers questions about how parents can let kids enjoy their Halloween candy without going overboard.
31-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Some Factors That May Skew Your PSA Test Results


The PSA test does not specifically check for prostate cancer itself, but rather for the presence of a molecule in the blood naturally made by the prostate.Here are common factors to be aware of that could change your PSA test results.
27-Oct-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Dr. Jeffrey Klausner of UCLA Explains How to Protect Yourself From Hepatitis A


24-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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